Rated 2 out of 5 by Ann50 Too loud!
I had high hopes for this fan when I redid my kitchen. I wanted a good working fan that was quiet, instead I got the most noisy fan ever. I have to turn it off when I have guests over because we cannot understand each other, same for the phone. Now after 4.5 years the sound suddenly changed into a high whining racket, I do not dare to use it any longer and I am looking for a replacement.
July 25, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Snoopypood Disappointing Product
I've bought Broan products for decades - at least 5 total units. My favorite was the Silhouette with the infinitely variable speed control. So, when I moved into a new house with a recessed vent hood space built into a cabinet, I couldn't really use that one because it would require major cabinet modifications. I elected to purchase the RMP17004 at a ridiculously high price. First thing out of the box that I noted was the rather flimsy construction. Still, I went ahead. After it was installed, I turned it on and even at the lowest of the three defined speeds, it sounded like a 747 landing in my kitchen. For this kind of money, they could have at least put a variable rheostat control to set at the fan at the speed required for your cooking job. I am exploring my options for a different (any manufacturer) unit since this is extremely objectionable to me.
March 7, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Norm All bent up
All the mechinacal features in the unit were bend out of place
The box was not damaged in any way and the packaging was were sound
This had to come from factory in this condition
We had to take unit apart to fix all issues
Are we unsatisfided with this unit
I will advise all of my customers not to purchase a brown product from now on
February 6, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by DaveG Works well, but noisy
We like the unit well enough, but found it a bit noisy which limits it's usefulness because of the open design of our condo unit.
February 6, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Michelle Beautiful desidn
It's has a beautiful design. Very sleek and easy to install but the grill had a small dent in it. Not enough to return but i noticed it.
February 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mom1 Quality Vent Hood
We installed this with our new kitchen remodel but just started to use it a few days ago after the roof was replaced and vents in roof installed. Its a nice, quiet, quality fan and the lighting is warm but very useful.
November 22, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by vawats Not worth the money!
This is a fairly loud unit. Naturally, I wasn't going to uninstall it and return it, so I just decided to live with it. It does do a good job of removing cooking odor and steam, with strength enough "to suck the bacon right out of the pan," as my builder said. So I would have rated this good or average a few days ago, but then all of a sudden it started making much, much more noise than usual. I have only had it 2.5 years (and the warranty expires after 1 year).
July 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jimbo4 Very quiet for the power it has.
The two lights ensure the stove top is lit perfectly. The adjustable fan is definitely a great feature and the spinning fan cage is on the outside of the house. Our neighbors always know what's for supper in our house! Well worth the money spent 2+ years ago during our kitchen remodel.
March 11, 2014